How many foreigners are in Thailand jails?

How many foreigners are in Thailand jails?

Foreigners accounted for 4.6 percent of the prison population in September 2016. As of January 2020 14,275 foreign inmates from 103 countries were held in Thai prisons.

How many Australians are in Chinese prisons?

More Australians are imprisoned in China than any other foreign country. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), as of 2015 there were seventy Australians either serving sentences or awaiting trial in Chinese jails.

Where is Warren Fellows now?

Warren Fellows, author of 4,000 Days: My Life and Survival in a Bangkok Prison, has been a free man since his return from Thailand in 1989. He lives in Sydney, Australia, with his mother.

Is Bangkok Hilton based on a true story?

Among the 600 foreigners jailed in the ‘Bangkok Hilton’, one man resolves to do what no other has done: Escape. This is the true story of drug smuggler David McMillan’s perilous break-out from Thailand’s most notorious prison.

How bad are Thailand prisons?

In Thailand, which has consistently had one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, the risk of an outbreak was always high. With a total prison population currently estimated at over 307,000 – three times larger than the country’s official prison capacity – Thai prisons are chronically overcrowded.

How many years is life sentence in Thailand?

The capital punishment and the life imprisonment are not imposed on offenders less than 18 years of age. In this case, those punishments are commuted to an imprisonment of 50 years.

How long was Warren Fellows in jail?

They spent three years in Maha Chai before they were convicted of heroin trafficking. Sinclair and Fellows were sentenced to life imprisonment and Hayward was sentenced to 30 years’ jail.

Was Brokedown Palace a true story?

Film. The movie Brokedown Palace is claimed to be loosely based on the exploits of Patricia Cahill and Karen Smith.

What is the film Bangkok Hilton about?

The story of Kat Stanton, an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage through Thai customs for Arkie, only for the police to find drugs in his bag.

How long is a life sentence in Thailand?